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If your mixer did not give you "One" file that contains 6 channel but instead gave you 6 separate .wav files then use this workflow

AVID - How to Make a 1920 x 1080 HD - 5.1 QuickTime Using 6 separate files Left, Right, Center, Lfe, Ls, Rs


Open your AVID Project

Make a New Bin to import your surround sound mix files

Title the bin how you wish

Link to the Surround Interleaved file that you received from the mixer

Go to >Tools>Source Browser>

The file will be a 5.1 Full Mix.wav file



Click on Link

The file will appear in the bin

Right click on that linked file in the bin and choose Modify > Modify Clip...
Choose Set Multichannel Audio from the drop down
Choose 5.1 SMPTE: L R C Lfe Ls Rs

When you load it into the source window the file will have a 5.1

icon on it shown here

Create a new sequence and edit the 5.1 audio into the new timeline and then delete the other audio tracks that are automatically generated in the timeline

delete the other audio tracks that are automatically generated in the timeline

Edit the 5.1 audio file into this new timeline

Next need to make your video file to overwrite the 5.1 audio file

Select your timeline in the bin and double click it to load it into the timeline


Next choose Timeline>Mixdown>Video

Choose the bin in AVID you want to save the file


Choose where the .MXF will be saved (your hard drive)


Resolution DNxHR HQ MXF

You will end up with a file titled Video Mixdown after the title of your timelin

Load that video mixdown clip into the source browser and edit that on to the newly created 5.1 timeline that contains the 5.1 audio.




Check the Sync of the entire movie before exporting

Remove the 2POP from the timeline at the head and tail.



Next go to >Tools Audio Mixer

Change these audio mixer settings for the timeline


Make sure the timeline is set to 5.1 Sequence


Close the Audio Mixer


Go to Audio Settings

Set the Display Channel order to SMPTE



Close the Audio Settings

Select the Sequence


Go to >File>Output>Export to File

Click on Options

Click on the Audio Format Tab



Change the QT Audio Option to 5.1





Click OK

Click on the Video Format Tab now and we'll set up the Video Format



Click on Custom Button

Make sure Video and Audio button is selected




Choose the Export Type Quicktime


Width and Height 1998 x 1080 for a Flat DCP



Native Dimensions 1998 x 1080

2048 x 858
is the setting for a Scope DCP



Choose Color Levels "Keep at Legal Range"


Native Dimensions either 2048 x 858

Then click on Format Options

Movie Settings > Click on Video Settings>

Choose Avid DNxHR Codec


Frame Rate Current

Color Levels 709


None on Alpha



Resolutions Generally Choose DNxHR High Quality 10 bit or 8 bit



Click OK


Click on Sound Settings


Change to the following


Audio

Format: Linear PCM

Channels 5.1 (L R C LFE Ls Rs)

Rate: 48.000

Quality: Best

Sample size: 24

Little Endian



Click OK

 


Movie Settings

Video

Compression Type: Avid DNxHR Codec

Quality: Medium don't worry about that it's high quality

Audio

Format: Linear PCM

Channels 5.1 (L R C LFE Ls Rs)

Rate: 48.000

Quality: Best

Sample size: 24

Little Endian


Click OK

Color Levels - Keep as Legal Range

Check the settings shown here to make sure you have it set right


Click Save

Perform the export choose a place to save the file choose Save